Valentine "Val" Sukhenko



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Valentine "Ama" Witenzen Sukhenko

Saturday, July 23, 2022 after a major battle with cancer.  Born in Ansbach, Germany on September 29, 1946.  Val and her parents emigrated to Lincoln, Nebraska in the early 50’s.  Soon after, they made their way to Rochester where they became American citizens.  She graduated from Ben Franklin High School where she met her sweetheart Victor Sukhenko and were married for 56 years.  They parented two children, Victor Jr. and Antonina "Toni" (Kevin) Whiting.  Watching her grandchildren, Tyler, Jamie and Brittney become the light of her life. October 2021 the most wonderful surprise and answer to her prayers, a little bundle of joy was placed in Val and Victor’s arms by Jamie Whiting and Rachel Ford, their great-granddaughter, Lilliana "Kukla"; many loving family and dear friends.

Val’s visitation will be held Friday, July 29th 4-7 PM where her celebration of life will be at 7 PM in the chapel of Vay-Schleich and Meeson 1075 Long Pond Road.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Golisano Children’s Hospital in her memory.  For more information and to sign her online guestbook, visit


  1. Lenny Hare on July 27, 2022 at 11:08 am

    My most sincere condolences to the entire Sukhenko family. Sending my love to all. Lenny Hare

  2. Stacie Callaghan on July 27, 2022 at 11:36 am

    Val, Through the years I learned what unconditional love is from watching Val care for her children and precious grandchildren. She was always there for them showering them with her love, time and support! Our family will miss her very much! Stacie Callaghan

  3. Maria Cholach on July 27, 2022 at 1:24 pm

    Vic and family – I am so very sorry for the tremendous loss you have suffered with Val’s passing. She was always the bright sunshine that lit up a room and always had a smile for all. May she fly with the angels and watch over you always. Vichnaya Pamyat.

  4. Nadia Gudselak on July 27, 2022 at 1:34 pm


  5. Valentina Hill on July 28, 2022 at 9:31 am

    So very sorry for your loss. Vichnaya Pamyat, May her memory be eternal ☦️Sincerely, Leon and Valentina Romanen Hill

  6. Jamie Whiting on July 28, 2022 at 11:18 pm

    I will miss you so much but I know that you’ll be with me forever. Watch over Liliana, you’re her guardian angel now. You can rest now. I love you. ❤️

  7. Shannon on July 29, 2022 at 9:02 pm

    *Devoted grandmother *Devoted mother *Devoted wife of 46 years. Thank you for providing us with a strong foundation of family values. You modeled some of the most admirable qualities. Love. Loyalty. Humility. Strength. You had a profound impact on me. I adored you! It is my greatest desire our family leads by your example to help guide us throughout our life journey. Your sweet presence will be missed!

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